When your kids are little, it feels like it will last forever.  The sticky hands, the smushy kisses, the endless giggles, the long seems like time is standing still.   But time is a thief, and it doesn't stand still at all. When you blink, they will be 12, and when you blink again, those babies will be 18.
       Frozen time is your most valuable possession.  Whether you are a digital scrapbooker or love prints on your walls,  I'm here to make sure you have those beautiful, tangible memories preserved, to revisit over and over.   Let's capture the snuggles and the love of your family before it grows into a new look, and then let's capture it again.  Each age, each moment, deserves to be celebrated: the brand new baby, the wide eyed toddler, the 7 yr old with the snaggleteeth, & middle schooler with her new sense of style, and the senior as he prepares to start his next journey.  Let's capture the beautiful mess of a life you have created today.

I freeze time. And we will probably become friends.

I'm KAREN :)

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Brave kids sometimes face big challenges, from lifelong disabilities to temporary situations.  I want to celebrate their accomplishments and show them how truly unique and wonderful they are with the gift of a completely free studio session.  Your child (and their family) will receive a free studio session along with a full set of digital images at no cost to you.  These sessions are held once per month, so contact me today to submit an application or nominate a super kid in your life.

As a special needs mom myself, I know how hard it can be to choose a photographer that can connect with your child.  I promise to make the experience one your whole family will enjoy.

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We hired Karen at a friend's recommendation when our 3rd child was 6 months old. She's captured our birthday parties, family sessions each year, and even was in the delivery room for the birth of our 4th child!  To say we trust her and consider her our friend is an understatement.  We have so many beautiful memories in albums and on our walls of every stage of life with our kids.  We couldn't be happier!   Renee & Chuck

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The FAWCETT family

Karen is a dream to work with. She can effortlessly capture a genuine smile from a fussy toddler to a testy teenager and everyone in between. She has been photographing our family for nearly 15 years and we absolutely cherish the memories she has captured. From booking, to reminders, to the session itself, and a quick delivery of a gallery, she truly loves what she does and it is so evident in her work. 

Rebecca & Diego

Family Session

The fua family

When I was in college I interned at a church in Brentwood, TN. I would often see beautiful family photos posted by several of the church members and they were all by Karen Halbert. I remember thinking how cool it would be to have her photograph my family when that time came. A few years later, at my baby shower, my sisters-in-law and mother-in-law gifted me a gift card for a baby planner session with the one and only, Karen Halbert. It may sound cheesy, but it brought tears to my eyes to have that dream come to fruition. Karen has photographed my family now for the last seven years. After two baby's first year plans and many family photo sessions, I can honestly say that her work is magic. Photographing children of all ages with the various moods they bring to photography sessions is not for the faint of heart and Karen steps through them with grace and ease. Whether we have an hour with her, half an hour or five minutes during a Santa session, she produces unforgettable moments and facial expressions from our daughters and our family. She is not just a photographer, but a down to earth, hilarious, understanding person who also has an incredible talent for capturing moments your family will cherish for years to come. There is no other family photographer for The Girten family.   Regina & Jeff

baby's first year Sessions

The Girten Family

Karen, There were so many beautiful options in Joshua's gallery! Thank you, thank you, thank you! The ones of him with the guitar. LAWD.  I'm so glad we added the family mini on to his senior session. The ones of Jacob smiling. Oh, my heart. These photos make me giddy. So grateful!
Thank you so much for capturing us before they all grow up and fly away!


senior session + family mini



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